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Bringing on Back the 60s & 70s BIG Spring Seaside Party at Pontins Pakefield
4 days, 20 March 2020 from £159 per person
Slade are one of the most exciting British bands of the past 50 years. With their unique blend of perfect poprock ‘n’ roll, outrageous flamboyance and pure fun, and no less than 23 Top 20 singles of which 6 were No1 smash hits plus 6 smash albums, Slade’s chart career has spanned 5 decades and their enduring songs Cum On Feel The Noize and Coz I Luv You are still featured today in TV commercials for some of the Worlds biggest companies. Slade first hit the road in 1966, touring throughout Great Britain and Europe. Joining forces with the former Animals bass guitarist and Jimi Hendrix Experience manager, Chas Chandler, Slade achieved their first chart hit in May 1971 with the Bobby Marchan song ‘Get Down And Get With It’ then, released in October of the same year ‘Coz I Luv You’ was the bands first No1 and a huge hit across Europe. Throughout the seventies, Slade became one of Europe’s biggest bands, touring and recording continually and making regular trips to America, Japan and other parts of the world. Slade’s catalogue of hits are synonymous with the era: ‘Take Me Bak Ome’, ‘Mama Weer All Crazee Now’, ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’, ‘Gudbye T’ Jane’, along with the many others provided a soundtrack to the Glam Generation and are still today, heavily featured in any retrospective of the time.
New Amen Corner have emerged in the last couple of years as arguably the hottest band on the 60s circuit with an unrivalled ability to perfectly recreate the sound and atmosphere of that momentous period 50 years ago when music sent good vibrations across the world. The original Amen Corner was a big influence on the 60s pop scene, creating their own unique brand of music, a mixture of mod, psychedelic power pop, heavy horns, swirling Hammond organ and distinctive voice of Andy Fairweather-Low. Their power house live show made them one of the most exciting bands around. With million seller hits like Gin House, Bend Me Shape Me, If Paradise was half as Nice, High in the Sky, & Hello Suzie they became a household name in the late 60s. The New Amen Corner has a musical pedigree second to none with band members who have played with the likes of Screaming Lord Sutch, Jeff Beck, Alexsis Korner, Roy Wood, Robert Plant, Alvin Stardust, Ruby Turner and Mike Oldfield to name but a few. Their Bringing on Back the 60s show is a veritable discography of the era.
Mud II features ex-members of Les Gray’s Mud, keeping alive legendary hits like Tiger Feet, Dynamite, Cat Crept In, Oh Boy, Rocket, Lonely This Christmas and more. Still wearing the original drape coats, drainpipes and brothel creepers, the band perfectly evokes the late 60s and early 70s and the music is sharper than ever.
Multi-talented multi-instrumentalist Glen Leon has played the guitar from the age of nine with his vocal talents coming shortly after. He became a professional musician at the age of 16. For the last 15 Years Glen has performed with The Soul Survivors and the 60s band New Amen Corner. Glen also performs solo as Tom Jones act where his vocal range truly evokes the Welsh legend.
The New Honeycombs evolved from the original Honeycombs, who burst onto the pop scene with the worldwide hit number one Have I The Right in 1964 followed by another That’s The Way, Is It Because and the Ray Davies penned Something Better Beginning. Their set is virtually a discography of the 1960s.
A professional singer with over 20 years of experience, Joseph Lee Jackson has performed as Freddie Mercury for over 15 years both as a solo artist and as part of the UK’s leading Queen tribute act, Mercury. Joseph’s authentic and realistic tribute to Freddie has seen him collect a number of awards for his portrayal, including helping Mercury to receive an industry award for the UKs best tribute act in 2014.
Pakefield is one of Pontins most peaceful resorts – set in a picturesque seaside spot near Lowestoft, with beautiful gardens and grounds. Seaside towns, beaches and unspoilt countryside are all on the doorstep, it’s a great place to unwind and relax. Enjoy entertainment every night and day PLUS a choice of bars and eateries, an indoor swimming pool, snooker, pool, darts, short mat bowls, 9-hole pitch & putt, tennis court and more.
Chalets are all single storey and situated on level terrain, in landscaped grounds just a short stroll from the main facilities and car parks. All chalets have TV, tea⁄coffee making facilities, heating, double glazing, en suite bath⁄shower & toilet, bed linen & towels and electricity is provided.
The Club chalets at Pakefield have a bedroom and a small kitchenette including: microwave, toaster, kettle, small sink and some utensils. The main bedroom area of the Club has the bonus of patio doors opening out to beautifully maintained gardens. Club chalets also allow an early 2pm check-in.
Breakfasts and dinners are taken in the buffet-style cafeteria with views over the grounds to the sea.